|MadiTosh Merino Light|
On Sunday, December 1st, I woke up and thought that perhaps I should start on my Christmas gift knitting. I mean, I'm only a little bit behind schedule. No need for panic or anything.
I dug out the yarn, found a pattern to try and found a place in this house where I could set up my swift and ball winder. That was a chore, let me tell you! In the old house, my desk was an old dining table and the swift and ball winder simply lived clamped to opposite ends of the table. But the desk/table didn't come with us. The only place I could find that wasn't fancy furniture and had enough of a lip to clamp to and enough wide open space to accommodate the swift was the kitchen counters. Yes, counters. I had to stretch the yarn across the room with the swift on one side and the winder on the opposite, slightly too close to the fridge so that I had to stand at a really awkward angle to crank the handle. I'm now hoping Santa brings me a table top swift. I've always thought they would take up too much space but....
Eventually I started knitting.
And I knit some more.
And yesterday I finished the cowl and even got it on the blocking mats. As in, actually wet and pinned to the blocking mats. Not just casually tossed on top of the pile of mats in a futile hope that it would block itself.
The yarn is Madeline Tosh Merino Light (or fingering) in the Sycamore colorway. I absolutely loved knitting with this yarn. Besides the yarn being dreamy soft, there was never a dull moment color-wise. The pattern is, well I'm not sure. If you search Ravelry, you have to search for Serenity Cowl, but the pattern printout says it's called Cashmere Cowl. Whatever it's called, it was a fun, fast and easy knit and I will most likely knit it multiple more times.